Creative Suite Tutorials

Find useful tips and tricks we use day to day here at Creare. Our Dreamweaver Tutorials have a variation of little time savings tips and tricks, to installation and set up techniques.

Converting JPEG/Raster to Vector with Illustrator Live Trace

In this week’s video tutorial James demonstrates how Adobe Illustrators Live Trace tool can be effective for converting JPEG logos and illustrations to vector files. Continue reading

Web Design Tutorial: Vintage Photo Effect

This week Kim shows how to apply a vintage style effect to a modern photographic image in Photoshop Continue reading

Web Design Photoshop Tutorial: Background Eraser Tool

In today’s post Kim explains how to use the background eraser tool to quickly and easily extract foreground elements from an image Continue reading

Web Design with SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics)

This week we take a look at SVG’s (Scalable Vector Graphics) and compare them to PNGs in the age of HD website design. Continue reading

Web Design Illustrator Tips: Gradient Mesh Tool

This week Kim gives an overview of one of Illustrator’s most difficult to master tools: the gradient mesh tool. He also gives some top tips on how to use it effectively. Continue reading

Web Design Photoshop Tutorial: Reflection Effect

This week Kim shows you how to create a commonly used reflection effect for icons and images Continue reading

Web Design Freebie: Free Generic Vector Smartphone

In today’s blog post from Kim you can download a detailed, generic vector smartphone for use in your design projects Continue reading

Web Design Tips: Content-Aware Scale

Today Kim reveals an incredibly useful Photoshop function called Content-Aware Scale that enables users to resize images without distorting key visual elements Continue reading

Web Design Freebie: Subtle Texture Patterns

In today’s post Kim has created a set of 10 subtle texture patterns for you to use in your design projects Continue reading

Web Design Freebie: Banners and Ribbons

This week Kim has designed some great banners and ribbons that you can download in PSD form from the post Continue reading